James Gunn doesn't think 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3' or 'The Suicide Squad' will be delayed

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(Image credit: Marvel Studios)

(Image credit: Warner Bros.)

Writer/director James Gunn doesn't think there will be a need to postpone Warner Bros.' "The Suicide Squad" and Marvel Studios' "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3" despite cascading delays in film release due to the coronavirus pandemic.

"Right now there’s no reason for #TheSuicideSquad release date to move. We are on or ahead of schedule," Gunn tweeted (opens in new tab). "We were extremely fortunate to wrap shooting & set up editing from our homes (due to a post production team & studio with foresight) before quarantine."

"The Suicide Squad" was filmed from September 2019 to February 2020, and is scheduled for release Aug. 6, 2021.

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"Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3" doesn't have a release date currently, but Gunn has said previously he intended to begin filming this year.

"Right now the plans with Vol 3 are also exactly the same as they were before coronavirus," he tweeted (opens in new tab) subsequently.

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Chris Arrant
Newsarama Senior Editor

Newsarama Senior Editor Chris Arrant has covered comic book news for Space.com sister site Newsarama since 2003, and has also written for USA Today, Life, Entertainment Weekly, Publisher's Weekly, Marvel Entertainment, TOKYOPOP, AdHouse Books, Cartoon Brew, Bleeding Cool, Comic Shop News and CBR. He is the author of the book "Modern Masters: Cliff Chiang," co-authored "Art of Spider-Man Classic," and contributed to Dark Horse/Bedside Press' anthology "Pros and (Comic) Cons." He has acted as a judge for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, the Harvey Awards and the Stan Lee Awards. Chris is a member of the American Library Association's Graphic Novel & Comics Round Table. (He/him)